Pre-Approved Agencies

I. Work with Children

Tutoring: Tutoring elementary school, middle school, and junior high school children meets the Christian Service requirement for Freshmen and Sophomores, provided that the Mitty student is providing direct, interpersonal help to another student. Note: grading, filing, classroom set up, and similar activities do not meet the service requirement.

Coaching: Coaching children at a school or through a club sport program meets the Christian Service requirement for Freshmen and Sophomores, provided that the Mitty student is providing direct help to a young athlete. Note: scorekeeping, refereeing, working in a concession stand, and similar activities do not meet the service requirement.

Vacation Bible School: Work at any parish Vacation Bible School meets the Christian Service requirement for Freshmen and Sophomores.

Boys and Girls Club
Levin Clubhouse
4955 Edenview Dr.
San Jose, CA 95111
(408) 224-7997

Smythe Clubhouse
2195 Cunningham Ave.
San Jose, CA 95122
(408) 258-7227

Moreland Little League
4660 Eastus Drive, San Jose
Contact: Dave Roberson 

droberson.esq@gmail.com
408-838-5113 cell
408-261-4252 work

Camp Fire
PO Box 23066
Oakland CA 94623
info@campfirekidsandteens.org

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134 
408-325-5100
volunteer@catholiccharitiesscc.org

One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding
15770 Foothill Avenue, Morgan Hill 95037 (408)778-3567
Play Flag Football
89 Dillion Ave, Suite B, Campbell CA 95008 John Mora: (408) 823-5555; John.Mora@mac.com
Children's Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way, San Jose 95110
408-298-5437 ext. 271
volunteer@cdm.org

Project Linus

11061 S Stelling Rd Cupertino CA 95014

sjlinus@comcast.net

Contact: Telephone Counseling
3490 The Alameda. Santa Clara,  95050
275-6176 or 279-8228 (min. age: 16)

Reading Partners

http://readingpartners.org/volunteer/

Cornerstone Project Community Outreach
Nam Nguyen (408) 351-6481
Rubicon Children’s Center
4432-V Enterprise St., Fremont 94538
510-651-8444 
M-F (3:00-5:00)
EMQ Program Uplift (Eastfield Ming Quong)
Camden Teen Center
(408) 364-4159
Ronald McDonald House
520 Sand Hill Rd., Palo Alto 94304
650-325-5113 - Vol. Coordinator
M-F(4:00-7:00) Sat (9-12 or 10-1)
Galileo Educational Services
(510) 595.729
(800) 854-3684 x4
St. Elizabeth's Day Home
950 St. Elizabeth Dr., San Jose, CA 95126 
295-3456
Gardner Children's Center
611 Willis St., San Jose 95125
998-1343 (minimum age: 15)
Trinity Infant and Child Care Center
3151 Union Ave., San Jose 95124
(408) 377-2342
Head Start of Santa Clara County
1290 Ridder Park Drive MC 225
San Jose, CA 95131-2304

408-453-6689 - Lisa McClain
Walden West Outdoor Science School
15555 Sanborn Rd., Saratoga 95070-9707
408-573-3050 - Sherry Stack (Raven)
Horace Mann School
55 N. 7th St
San Jose CA 95112 
YMCA Camp Campbell Outdoor Science School
16275 Highway 9, Boulder Creek CA 95006
831-338-2128 ext. 1415
cabinleader@gmail.com 

BAWSI- Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative

https://bawsi.org

 

II. Work with the Elderly 

Most convalescent home work is permitted, provided that there is direct service to the residents. Janitorial or food service work does not meet the service requirement.

Bellerose Convalescent Home
100 Bellerose Dr., San Jose 95128
408-286-4161 - Kimberly Woodie
MACSA Adult Day Care
130 N. Jackson Ave., S.J. 95116
408-928-1159 - Aurora Cepeda
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134 
408-325-5100
Service Opportunities (pdf)
volunteer@catholiccharitiesscc.org
Our Lady of Fatima Villa
20400 Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd., Saratoga, 95070
408-741-2967 - Virginia Estrada
Crossing The Bridge
3350 Capitol Ave., Fremont 94537
510-494-4538 - Jean Kneisler
Pacific Hills Manor
370 Noble Ct, Morgan Hill 95037
408-779-7346 - Robin Bean
Cypress Manor Residential Care
167 Blake Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95051
295-7545
Parkview Nursing Center
120 Jose Figueres Ave., S.J. 95116
408-272-1400 - Macaria Ayson
Georgia Travis Center 
297 Commercial Ave., SJ, 95112 
453-3124 (min. age: 16)
Skyline Health Care Center
2063 Forest Ave., S.J. 95128
408-280-2527-280-2500 - Frances Najar
M,W,F (3:00-5:00)

Inn at Chateau Gardens
1185 Pedro St., S.J. 95126
(408) 275-9040

Surnrise Park Central
2100 Parkside Dr., Fremont 94536
510-797-5300 - Karen Carroll
Jeanne d’ Arc Manor
85 South 5 th St., S.J. 95112
408-288-7421 - Alvin Lau
Terraces of Los Gatos Convalescent Home
800 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos 95032
356-1006
KAINOS
3631 Jefferson, Redwood City 94062
650-363-2423 - Kathleen Gronberg
Willow Glen Convalescent
1267 Meridian, S.J. 95125
408-265-4211 - Kathie Mackey

Lincoln Glen Manor
2671 Plummer Ave # A
San Jose, CA 95125-4877
(408) 265-3222

Yu-Ai Kai
588 North 4 th Street, S.J. 95112
408-294-2505 Julie Hubbard 
jhubbard@yuaikai.org

Lytton Gardens
437 Webster St., Palo Alto 94301
650-328-3300 - Leihua McMiller
 

III. Work with the Mentally and Physically Disabled

Adaptive Ice Hockey-San Jose Ice Center
1500 S. 10th St., S.J. 95112
(408) 515-9015
HOPE Rehabilitation Services
Multiple South Bay and Peninsula Locations
Hope After-school Program (pdf)
2380 South 10th St., San Jose, 95112
(408) 284-2868
Angels on Stage
1582 Branham Lane
P.O. Box 326 
San Jose, CA 95118

(408) 394-6816
deanna@angelsonstage.org

Independent Peer Socialization Training Program (IPSTP)

2280 Kenwood Avenue San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 247-0037  or         jim@ipstp.org

AYSO VIP Soccer
Bob Hopkins, South Bay VIP Director
(408) 255-9679
SouthBayVIP@comcast.net

Lighthouse Project
471 Division Street, Campbell, CA 95008 
(408) 871-871

B.O.K. Ranch
1815 Cordilleras Rd
Redwood City CA 94062

(650) 336-2265 

Lions Blind Center
101 N. Bascon Ave., S.J. 95128
408-295-4016 ext 204 Laura Schrandt 
volunteer@VisionBeyondSight.org

Camp Krem for Disabled
102 Brook Lane, Boulder Creek, 95006 
Gail Zigenis
Personnel Director
campkrem@yahoo.com
510 222-6662

Muscular Dystrophy Association
4300 Stevens Creek Blvd #117
San Jose Ca 95129

sanjosedistrict@mdausa.org

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134 
408-325-5100
Service Opportunities (pdf)
volunteer@ccsj.org

One Step Closer
15770 Foothill Avenue, Morgan Hill 95037

(408)778-3567

Children's Recovery Center of Northern California
3777 S. Bascom Ave. Campbell 95008
(408) 558 - 3644

Parents Helping Parents
1400 Parkmoor Ave, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95126

(408) 727-5775

 

City of San Jose Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services
Office of Therapeutic Services
(Main) 408-369-6438
(Direct) 408-369-6448

Santa Clara Co. Special Olympics

1445 Koll Circle #104, SJ 95112
(408) 392-0170

Community Association for Rehabilitation 

525 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto 94306
650-494-0550 - John Meyers
info@c-a-r.org 

Services for Brain Injury
667 Chapman St., S.J. 95126
408-295-4119 - Janet Rios
Chandler Tripp School
780 Thornton Way, S.J. 95128
408-298-2009 - Outi Caval 
Special Olympics Northern California
(408) 392-0170
Furry Friends
PO Box 7270
Fremont Ca 94537

info@furryfriendsrescue.org
Timpany Center
730 Empey Way, S.J. 95128
(408) 295-0228
Green Pastures, Inc
730 Cornelia Ct.
Mountain View, Ca 94040

650-965-2333 ext117
408-517-0931 - Debbie Lillo

Via Services West Camp

13851 Stevens Canyon Road Cupertino, CA 95014

Contac: Jose Mosqueda

jmosqueda@viaservices.org

408-243-7861 x 253

Jacob's Buddies League Adaptive Sports Program

www.jacobsbuddiessports.org

Contact: Karen Neilson

kneilson@jacobsbuddiessports.org

Westwind 4H Riding Club
27210 Altamont Rd., Los Altos Hills
650-947-8680 - Sara Fisher

IV. Work with Economically Disadvantaged Persons

Cathedral of Faith
2315 Canoas Garden Ave, San Jose 95125
(408) 267-4691

River Glen School
Bilingual Opportunities
1088 Broadway Ave., SJ, 95125
(408) 535-6240
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134 
408-325-5100
volunteer@catholiccharitiesscc.org

Sacred Heart Community Services
1381 S. First St., S.J. 95110
(408) 278-2171 
M-F (2:45-5:00) Last SAT of Month (9:00-3:00)
volunteers@sacredheartcommunityservice.org

City Team Ministries-Family Outreach
1297 North 13th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
408-293-4657 x3307, Dir. Line: 408-293-1341 / Hermie Smith
hsmit@cityteam.org 

Sacred Heart Nativity School
310 Edwards Ave., San Jose, CA 95110 
Lorraine Shepherd, Principal
408-993-1293 ext 204
lshepherd@shnativity.org 

City Year
142 W. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113 
(408) 907-6500

St. Vincent de Paul
408-249-2853
749 Story Road
San Jose, CA 95122
  Salvation Army
220 Fifth St., Gilroy 95020
408-848-5373-Volunteer Coordinator

EHC Life Builders 
2011 Little Orchard, S.J. 95125
408-294-2100 x204
M-TH (2:45-5:00) F (1:00-5:00)

Salvation Army Hospitality House
359 N. 4th St
PO Box 2D
San Jose CA 95109
(408) 282-1165
Friends Outside
551 Stockton Ave., San Jose 95126
(408) 295-6033 (min. age 15)
friend@friendsoutsideinscc.org
Samaritan House-Family Kitchen
1515 S. Claremont St., San Mateo, CA 94402 
(650) 341-4081 x33 / Pam Frisella

Good Karma Bikes

460 Lincoln Avenue

San Jose, CA 95126
408-291-0501

http://www.goodkarmabikes.org

Family Supportive Housing 
692 N. King Rd.  
San Jose, CA 95133 
408-926-8885 
volunteer@familysupportivehousing.org 
Grace Community Center
484 E. San Fernando St., San Jose 95112
(408) 293-0423
Second Harvest Food Bank
750 Curtner Ave., S.J. 95125
(408) 266-8866 x247 
volunteer@shfoodbank.com

Horace Mann School
55 N. 7th. S. 95112, San Jose, CA 95112 
Carol Guestin

Second Harvest Food Bank
1051 Bing St., San Carlos 94070
(650) 610-0800 - Volunteer Coordinator
volunteerSM@shfoodbank.com
InnVision (7 San Jose Shelters)
408-292-4286-Volunteer Coordinator
974 Willow St., S.J. 95125
Silicon Valley Habitat for Humanity
888 N. 1st St., Suite 302, San Jose, CA 95112 
(408) 942-6444 
info@habitatsanjose.org
Loaves & Fishes
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
358 N. Montgomery St. San Jose, Ca 95110 
(inside InnVision's Montgomery Street Inn)

Wednesday and Friday
2980 Senter Rd. San Jose, CA 95111 
(inside St. Maria Goretti Church)

408-439-0915
volunteer@loavesfishes.org 

St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room
3520 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park 94025
maxtorres@covad.net 
650-365-9664

Luther Burbank School
408-295-1815 x230 / Jan Kaay 
4 Wabash Ave., S.J. 95128

St. Joseph’s Family Center
7950 Church St., Gilroy 95020
408-842-6662 - Volunteer Coordinator

MACSA Youth Services
Dir. Enrique Arreola 
660 Sinclair Dr., S.J. 95116
(408) 929-1080

St. Joseph the Worker Center
749 Story Road, San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 993-0837

Martha’s Kitchen
311 Willow St., S.J. 95110
(408) 293-6111
Joan Berdi / Edita Cruz

Sunday Friends
1590 Las Plumas Ave., S.J. 95133
(408) 793-0441
mail@sundayfriends.org

Meals on Wheels 
1777 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 
831-464-3180 / 831-427-0901

Sunnyvale Community Services
725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94087                       

 Terry Chavez tchavez@svcommunityservices.org

Mid-peninsula Support Network for Battered Women
444 Castro Street, Suite 305, Mountain View 94041
(650)940-7850 

Tri-City Homeless Coalition (Sunrise Village)
588 Brown Rd., Fremont 94539
Jean Morgan 
(510) 252-0910
rubyjmorgan@tricityhomeless.org
Milpitas Food Pantry
408-946-5564 - Cheryl Serna
196 Main St., Milpitas 95035
1st Saturday of the Month (9:00-1:00)
W.A.T.C.H. Women & Children Housing
(408) 942-0209

Olinder School
408-535-6245 - Kirsten Kubal
890 E. Williams St., S.J. 95116

Yes reading
info@yesreading.org
528 Valley Way
Milpitas, CA 95035
408-945-5720
Redwood Family House
110 Locust St., Redwood City 94063
M-F (3:00-6:00)
(650) 685-5880 x25 - Volunteer Coordinator
volunteer@shelternetwork.org

West Valley Community Services 

10104 Vista Drive  Cupertino, CA 95014

(408) 255-8033 x 303; volunteer@wvcommunityservices.org 

V. Parish Community Work

There is a variety of work in local churches that serves the community. Teaching Sunday School, work as an altar server, and other special projects are permitted.

Holy Family Parish
4848 Pearl Ave., San Jose 95136
265-6201 
St. Justin’s Community Ministry
2655 Homestead Road, Santa Clara 95051
296-1193

VI. Hospital Work

Most hospital work is permitted, provided that there is direct service to the residents. Janitorial or food service work does not meet the service requirement. Be aware that many hospitals require a longer commitment than 25 hours.

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134 
408-325-5100
Service Opportunities (pdf)
volunteer@ccsj.org
O’Connor Hospital
2105 Forest Ave., San Jose 95128
947-2500
Good Samaritan Hospital Jr. Auxiliary
2425 Samaritan Dr. 
San Jose, CA 95124
408-559-2345
Regional Medical Center
225 N. Jackson Ave., San Jose
259-5000 x2201
Lucile Packard Children' Hopital
Stanford Hospital
725 Welch Road, Palo Alto, 94304
 

VII. Environmental Stewardship 

There are numerous agencies that care for animals and habitats and keep our environment clean and healthy. Complete a Proposal for Christian Service Project Form to ensure that your work meets the service requirement.

VIII. Drives and Fundraising

There are many local and national agencies that work to raise money and collect food and other items for worthy causes. While Mitty students are always encouraged to give when appropriate, service hours are not granted for donating goods or merely participating in drives. However, students in leadership roles in such efforts can earn service hours. In recent years, several students have been actively involved in organizing a team for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. For more information, go to www.relayforlife.org or see Mr. Marheineke in Campus Ministry.

 

See 1.800 Volunteer.Org or VolunteerMatch for more information on how to connect to local agencies!